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An Evening For Allan Brigham

Zoom

The Mill Road History Society invites you to a live Zoom event to remember the remarkable and much missed Allan Brigham who passed away last September. Allan Brigham was one of the founder members of the Mill Road History Society and a valued contributor to Capturing Cambridge, the website where our research is posted https://capturingcambridge.org/. Allan was […]

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Talk: Archives and Digital History

Zoom

For our April event we present three short talks on archives and digital history. Mary Burgess (Cambridgeshire Collection) shares details of what materials the collection holds, and how you can access some of these online. Jim Costin (Cambridge University Library) offers tips and tricks on looking after digital records.Mary Naylor (Cambridgeshire Family History Society) looks […]

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AGM and Talk – Who Lived & Worked in Victorian Sturton Town?

Zoom

For our May event we have a short Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk from Helen Weinstein about Victorian Sturton Town. The timeline for the evening is as follows. 7:15pm: The Zoom room is open7:30pm: AGM, a short review of the year from our chair, Lucy Walker, a look ahead, and an opportunity for […]

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Talk: Stories from Mill Road Cemetery

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Mary Naylor recounts Stories from Mill Road Cemetery: as told to the Friends of Mill Road Cemetery For every person buried in Mill Road Cemetery, the website has a message which reads If you have any further information about this person or family, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com. We are fortunate in that this has led to many people […]

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Songs and Verses from North Cambridge: An Acoustic Selection

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During 2020, Emily Peasgood led Cambridge North Folk Song Project. Peasgood and songwriters Anna Hester and Bob Hines worked online with local people, musicians and poets to create and compile a body of 35 songs and verses that capture the character of north Cambridge today. The project concluded with Songs and Verses from north Cambridge, […]

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The History of Indian Restaurants in Cambridge

As part of our events for Open Cambridge 2021 we present a film from Shahida Rahman on the History of Indian Restaurants in Cambridge.

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Talk: Objects from 22 Ainsworth St – the working class world of the Crouch family

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A group of several score objects from a working class home in are being donated to the Museum of Cambridge. They were owned by Charles (1867-1912) and Clara Crouch (nee Peacock) (1872-1949) of and some of their 9 children. This survival is rare because it is so well documented and supplemented by family photographs. This illustrated talk will explore […]

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Victorian Parlour Evening

Zoom

In conjuction with the Cambridge Folk Club we present an evening of music, songs and stories hosted by Robin Mansfield. Performers will include 4Tunes Friends, Mythopoiec (to be confirmed), David Savage and The Threebys plus monologues from the committee and friends. The event will be held on Zoom, joining details will be sent to our […]

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Talk: ‘Twas on a Monday morning’ – Laundry Work in Cambridge

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Local historian Tamsin Wimhurst uncovers the fascinating and often hidden history of the laundresses of Cambridge. Why a talk about laundry and washing?  In 19th century Cambridge there were more women involved in the industry than in any other work. It was a job that they could turn to even during the toughest of times and one that […]

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